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on consignment

[of goods] having been placed in a store for sale, with payments made for the goods by the operator of the store only if they are sold. The artist placed his work in a gallery on consignment. I will attempt to sell your clothing on consignment.
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on consignment

Turning over goods for an agent to sell, with the provision that payment is made only on completed sales and that unsold goods may be returned to the consignor. For example, This secondhand shop accepts items of clothing on consignment. [c. 1700]
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on consignment

With the provision that payment is expected only on completed sales and that unsold items may be returned to the one consigning: The retailer accepted the shipment on consignment.
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The airport authorities at Delhi and Mumbai did not allow the relief material meant for flood victims to be lifted to Kashmir, this was disclosed by a number of volunteers, who tried to send different consignments to the territory.
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Custom officials said they had received some information before hand, which is why they were easily able to recover the consignments.
pleaded not guilty while the rest confessed that they stole the consignments.
A hidden microphone picked up conversations with references to the two earlier consignments, the prosecution said.
A spokeswoman for the Swedish Board of Agriculture said the consignment was placed under quarantine for further treatment with acid before use.
This is the only place we're going to promote consignment," spokesman Scott Brause said.
Running a profitable consignment shop is an attractive business choice for many entrepreneurs.
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Although simple in concept, the networks demand high performance and robust IT systems to ensure the highest levels of operational efficiencies, quality control and consignment visibility throughout the supply chain.
As a result, the transaction should be viewed as a consignment sale.
THE NFU has expressed its outrage that a second consignment of Belgian beef containing banned spinal cord has been intercepted entering the UK in just a few weeks.
There was a consignment of 194 oitavas sent to Lisbon at the risk of the high court judge in Goa, Andre Varela Souto Maior.